Chamness Biodegradables Relocating all Operations to Ankeny, Iowa from California


Photo courtesy of Chamness Biodegradables. A photo of their serveware products.

The following press release was previously published on  July 20, 2018 by Chamness Biodegradables

Chamness Biodegradables, LLC, a manufacturer of 100% biodegradable and compostable serve-ware and packaging is relocating all company operations from Camarillo, California to Greater Des Moines, Iowa.  This relocation will involve the creation of over 35 new jobs in the next three years.  Such jobs will include high paying research and development, advanced manufacturing, sales, and product engineering positions.  Chamness will be leasing a 27,500 square foot facility in Ankeny, Iowa in the heart of Iowa’s Cultivation Corridor.


Chamness Biodegradables creates and manufactures 100% compostable and biodegradable serve-ware, bakeware and packaging products.  Products span the colors of the rainbow and are good for temperatures from -30 degrees up to 420 degrees F.  From big to small, 90 degree angles to circles, Chamness Biodegradables creates strong products that are good for the planet and great for our customers and consumers.  The Chamness Biodegradables products are the strongest in the marketplace and have won numerous design awards including being named the best disposable plate in the market.

“As the demand for naturally friendly packaging and serve-ware grows, we are excited to grow our company in the great state of Iowa.  We know the workforce is talented and that customers appreciate the strong, environmentally smart products we make,” said Gary Chamness, owner of the company.   “We are appreciative of all of the efforts that local and state economic developers, to include the City of Ankeny, Greater Des Moines Partnership, Iowa Economic Development Authority and Iowa’s Cultivation Corridor have provided to assist with this relocation”.


Find out more about Chamness Biodegradables and their products here